Discovering The Autism Spectrum At Age 30

Reflections On An Autism Diagnosis

Thank you to Amber, a member of the Thrive Community, for volunteering to share her story about her recent autism diagnosis. I’ve been diagnosed and labeled with all sorts of things in my life, spanning the full gamut of medical and mental health issues, and while most transitions in my life seemed to bring about […]

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Aspergers and Depression: What Everybody Ought To Know

Aspergers and Depression Aspergers and depression co-exist for many people on the autism spectrum. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns What do Hamid Karzai (president of Aghanistan), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Princess Diana (past princess of Wales) and […]

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7 Reasons To Learn About About Autism and Mental Health

“I think Stephen Borgman should do a show focusing on a few of the common co-morbid conditions. This being said does anybody want to share their related diagnoses?” –Thrive with Aspergers/Autism Community Member So Why Should We Talk About Autism and Mental Health? 1. Mental Health Conditions Are Common On The Autism Spectrum This member […]

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What Liane Learned: Pretending To Be Normal

An Interview With Liane Holliday Wiley

“I felt like a bird uncaged” Liane Holliday Wiley – (when she discovered her Aspergers diagnosis) Liane Holliday Willey: Pretending To Be Normal Liane Holliday Wiley is an Aspergian woman who for years pretended to be normal. Liane’s varied roles include professor (she holds a Doctorate in Education in Psycholinguistics), author, consultant. She also owns and […]

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TWAP054: Happy Aspergers Marriage Secrets Revealed

An Interview with Michael and Cici

Happy Aspergers Marriage Secrets Revealed Years ago I wrote an article about Aspergers and marriage on my Psychology Today Blog. I sought to talk about solutions for those in AS (Autism Spectrum)/Non AS (Non Autism Spectrum) marriages. Unfortunately, a lot of commenters voiced pessimism and negativity about AS/Non AS marriages. News stations don’t often report […]

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